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Latest stories: Gulu Archdiocese

Palabek Refugee Camp: Don Bosco Vocational Center offers Education for hundreds of young refugees. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Hundreds of Young Refugees in Uganda with Vocational Skills

Dec 24, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda are reaching out to over 600 young refugees through vocational training initiatives being realized at the Don Bosco Vocational Center, operating inside Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Gulu Archdiocese.

Youth at Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda's Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu during a tree planting session at the refugee center on 16 August  2021. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Refugees in Uganda Launch “Laudato Si’ Garden” to Address Country’s Growing Deforestation

Sep 2, 2021

Students at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services in Uganda have launched a tree planting drive aimed at ending deforestation in the country by planting thousands of trees at their facility.

Fr. Lazar Arasu with children at the  Don Bosco Palabek centre in Uganda's Gulu Archdiocese / Fr. Lazar Lazar/ Don Bosco Regee Services Palabek

How Tears of Refugees Moved Missionary Cleric to Initiate Project for Vulnerable in Uganda

Feb 22, 2021

Fr. Lazar Arasu remembers one Sunday in June 2017 when a group of refugees in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese surrounded him, weeping and begging him not to abandon them.

Catholic Sisters’ Initiative in Africa Soliciting Laptops to Foster “online” Apostolate

Nov 29, 2020

The leadership of the initiative that facilitates education for women Religious in Africa is appealing to people of good will and well-wishers to facilitate the acquisition of 21 laptops to foster the apostolate of Catholic Sisters working “so hard to support their communities” in Africa, an official of the entity has told ACI Africa.

From left to right: Fr. Charles Onen, Mr Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi, Ms Nancy Atimango and Mr Andrew Ogwetta Otto in the race for Gulu East MP seat.

Ugandan Cleric Not “allowed to exercise priestly ministry” after Joining Active Politics

Oct 9, 2020

A member of the Clergy of Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese has been suspended from exercising his priestly ministry following his decision to join active politics even after his Local Ordinary “tried very much to dissuade him from taking such a step.”

Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe of the Religious Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, nominee for the 2020 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.

Ugandan Nun Eyes Coveted Global Teacher Prize for Transforming Ex-Rebels’ Lives

Mar 25, 2020

Some day in 1986 when the Lord’s Resistance Army, an infamous rebel group that terrorized people in the northern parts of Uganda, was at the height of their activities in the East African landlocked nation, a young Catholic nun who had just professed as a religious felt hopeless at the sight of the torture that people underwent at the hands of the rebels.